Curriculum Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology

Discovery Core

Foundations Credits:
FCWR 101 Writing I: College Composition 3
FCWR 151 Writing II: Research Writing 3
FCSP 105 Foundations of Speech Communication 3
FCIQ 101 Foundations of Inquiry 3
FCWR 302 Communication for Healthcare Careers 3
—OR—
FCWR 304 Comm for Technical Professions 3
    Total: 15 Credits
 
Seminars Credits:
ICBS 3XX Behavioral Science choice 3
ICLT 3XX Literature choice 3
ICPH 3XX Philosophy choice 3
ICSS 3XX Social Science/Economics choice 3
    Total: 12 Credits
 
Math and Science Requirement Credits:
MATH 141 Precalculus 4
BIOL 110 General Biology I 4
    Total: 8 Credits
 

Major Requirements

Biology Credits:
BIOL 150 General Biology II 4
BIOL 233 Genetics** 4
BIOL 235 Microbiology 4
BIOL 238 Introduction to Biotechnology 3
BIOL 250 Biostatistics 3
BIOL 337 Molecular Biology 3
BIOL 340 Biochemistry 4
BIOL 341 Genetic Engineering 3
BIOL 350 Bioinformatics 3
BIOL 395 Introduction to Research Literature 3
BIOL 432 Cell Biology 3
BIOL 442 Bioprocessing 3
    Total: 40 Credits
** BIOL 335 Genetics also counts towards this requirement.
 
Chemistry Credits:
CHEM 110 General Chemistry I 4
CHEM 150 General Chemistry II 4
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 250 Organic Chemistry II 4
CHEM 420 Pharmaceutical Chemistry 3
CHEM 440 Drug Discovery 3
    Total: 22 Credits
 
Mathematics Credits:
MATH 170 Calculus I 4
    Total: 4 Credits
 
Physics Credits:
PHYS 175 Pre-Med Physics I 5
PHYS 185 Pre-Med Physics II 5
    Total: 10 Credits
 
Project Lab or Research (choose one) Credits:
BIOL/CHEM 48X Research Project Lab choice 3
BIOL 493 Independent Research III 3
BIOL 494 Independent Research IV 4
    Total: 3–4 Credits
 
Science Electives Credits:
Consult with advisor on any electives. 6
 
General Electives Credits:
Consult with advisor on any electives. 6
 
Total Required Credits = 126–127